|Budapest (ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst, Hungarian ˈbudɔpɛʃt)|
|the capital of Hungary, on the River Danube: formed in 1873 from the towns of Buda and Pest. Traditionally Buda, the old Magyar capital, was the administrative and Pest the trade centre: suffered severely in the Russian siege of 1945 and in the unsuccessful revolt against the Communist regime (1956). Pop: 1 719 342 (2003 est)|
|1.||a person or thing that annoys, esp by imposing itself when it is not wanted; nuisance|
|2.||a. any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land|
|b. (as modifier): pest control|
|3.||rare an epidemic disease or pestilence|
|[C16: from Latin pestis plague, of obscure origin]|
An injurious plant or animal, especially one harmful to humans.
A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.